Metro (Ride FREE!):
Holiday season is always so stressful — So let Metro relieve a little of that stress with holiday free rides to help ring in 2019! Kick off that New Year’s savings plan and get home safely on the bus or train.
On New Year’s Eve, all Metro Rail lines will run 24-hour service alongside Owl bus service. There will also be enhanced evening service for those heading out to New Year’s Eve events, and no fare will be charged from 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) until 2 a.m. Tuesday morning New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). The fare gates at all Metro Rail stations will be unlatched during this time. After 2 a.m., customers must TAP to ride.
Please note: all Metro Rail lines will operate every 10-12 minutes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. After 1 a.m., service will continue all night every 20 minutes on New Year’s Eve until 5 a.m. The Metro Orange Line will operate every 20-50 minutes between North Hollywood and Chatsworth Stations. The Metro Silver Line will operate every 20-60 minutes between El Monte and Harbor Gateway Transit Center. For updated schedules, check out our timetables .
There will be NO DASH service on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, 1/1/19) except on the following routes:
- DASH Chesterfield Square
- DASH El Sereno/City Terrace
- DASH Panorama City/Van Nuys
- DASH Pico Union/Echo Park
- DASH San Pedro
- DASH Southeast
- DASH Wilmington
- DASH Wilshire Center/Koreatown
The routes listed above will operate a holiday schedule on New Year’s Day.
Regular DASH service will operate on Monday December 31, 2018 and will resume on ALL DASH routes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Commuter Express Holiday Schedules 1
Commuter Express Holiday Schedules 2
Big Blue Bus (Ride FREE!) :
Big Blue Bus will operate on a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, January 1, 2019)
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a free ride home courtesy of Big Blue Bus.
On Monday, December 31, ride free from 9pm to 1am on all Big Blue Bus routes.
METROLINK SERVICE AVAILABLE ON NEW YEAR’S DAY
Metrolink will operate a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Slight modifications to the first inbound trains to L.A. Union Station will be made to the Antelope Valley and San Bernardino lines allow riders the opportunity to attend the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade® in Pasadena.
There will be no service on the Ventura County or Riverside lines or on the four stops on the Perris Valley extension on the 91/Perris Valley Line.
To serve the Rose Parade on Tuesday, Jan. 1, the first train on each of the following lines will operate a modified schedule:
- San Bernardino Line train 351 will operate as train 349X departing San Bernardino – Downtown at 6:05 a.m. making all station stops. The special train will arrive at L.A. Union Station at 7:45 a.m.
- Antelope Valley Line train 260 will operate as train 258X will depart Lancaster at 5:40 a.m. making all stops. The special train will arrive at L.A. Union Station at 7:40 a.m.
From L.A. Union Station, passengers can transfer at no additional charge to the Metro Gold Line and get off at the Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake or Allen stations. The parade route is just a short walk from the stations.The $10 holiday discount will apply on New Year’s Day with no Holiday or Weekend Day Pass discount.
Regular weekday service will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Regular weekday service will be available on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31.
Foothill Transit Holiday Bus Service
On holidays, the following lines run according to their Weekend or Sunday Service schedules only:
178, 185, 187, 188, 190, 194, 195, 197, 269, 270, 272, 274, 280, 281, 282, 284, 285, 286, 289, 291, 480, 482, 486, 488, 492, and Silver Streak.
No other lines run on holidays.
Monday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
Buses will operate regular schedules. Free rides on all fixed route buses after 2:30 p.m. Customer Information Center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA’s administrative offices will be closed.
Tuesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Customer Information Center will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. RTA’s administrative offices will be closed.
We know the holidays can be stressful, and we’re here to help! Don’t forget to check Service Alerts in the app to stay on top of changes to your lines while traveling this holiday season.